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As we’re treated to more and more prestige TV, it gets ever harder for new shows to stand out. But American Gods, Starz’ fantasy series which imagines a world where “old Gods” and “new Gods” live among us and are heading towards an epic battle, hasn’t exactly struggled to build a buzz. For a start, it has a ready-made fan-base who fell hard for the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman upon which it’s based. Add on top of that, it’s earned rave reviews from critics who’ve praised its sumptuous production values, deliciously dark storytelling, and compelling cast led by Ricky Whittle, Gillian Anderson, and the always excellent Ian McShane. So we shouldn’t be too surprised to hear that just two episodes into season one, Starz has already ordered a second season to air in mid-2018.

Creators Bryan Fuller and Michael Green will return to oversee season two alongside Gaiman, who serves as an executive producer on the show. “Bryan Fuller, Michael Green and Neil Gaiman have evolved the art form of television narratively, structurally and graphically with American Gods, and we’re thrilled to be working again with these artists as they continue to build the worlds and wars of the gods,” Starz’ programming president Carmi Zlotnik told Deadline as the network confirmed the season two order.

Star Ricky Whittle took the opportunity to celebrate the good news with a heartfelt Instagram post in which he thanked the show’s crew, creative team, and fans.

Those fans seem pretty pleased with the news, too.

Check out our roundup of five obscure deities that never made it to American Gods.

Are you excited for more American Gods? What changes would you like to see made in season two?

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By Nick Levine